2nd and Final Call for Papers
Lesbian Lives XIV: Thursday 14 - Saturday 16 June 2007
Lesbian Existence and The Lesbian Continuum. CFP dealine extended to Friday May 11th, 2007
A 3-Day, International, Interdisciplinary Conference to be held at the Women's Education, Research and Resource Centre (WERRC), School of Social Justice, University College Dublin, Ireland
Adrienne Rich; Lesbian feminist Scholar and author of more than 19 volumes of poetry including Diving into the Wreck (1973); The Fact of the Doorframe: Selected Poems 1950-2001 (1984); Midnight Savage; and Fox. She also written several collections of essays, among them, On Lies, Secrets and Silence (1979), Blood, Bread and Poetry (1986), and What Is Found There: Notebooks on Poetry and Politics (1993 Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Experience and Institution (1976), and edited many influential lesbian-feminist journals.
Ruth Vanita: Professor of Liberal Studies & Women's Studies at the University of Montana, she is currently teaching at Delhi University, India. She is the author of Sappho and the Virgin Mary: Same-Sex Love and the English Literary Imagination (Columbia, 1996); co-author of Same-Sex Love in India: Readings from Literature and History (Palgrave, 2000); editor of Queering India (Routledge, 2002), and A Play of Light: Selected Poems (Penguin India, 2004). Her most recent books include Love's Rite: Same-Sex Marriage in India and the West (Palgrave,NY and Penguin India, 2005) and Gandhi's Tiger and Sita's Smile: Essays on Gender, Sexuality and Culture (Yoda Press, 2006).
Call for Papers
Proposals are welcomed on (though are by no means limited to) the following:
Literature, biographies, histories, lesbian activisms, alliances and ruptures, radical feminisms, identities, ethnicities, historical literature, Motherhood, Worldwide Lesbian and Gay Liberation Movements, Community and Social Activisms, Histories of Sexualities, Queer Readings of Literature And Histories,
The conference organisers welcome proposals for (A) individual papers, (B) sessions, (C) round table discussions, and (D) workshops.
Individual Papers: Individual papers should last 20 minutes. Individuals should submit: (1) paper title, (2) abstract (3) biography (4) institutional affiliation and address, (5) AV requirements.
Sessions: Panels of academic papers should include 3 speakers and 1 moderator. Each paper should last for 20 minutes, with a further 30 minutes for questions and discussion. Proposers should submit (1) session & paper title, (3) abstracts for each paper (3) biography for each participant (4) institutional affiliation and address for each participant, (5) AV requirements.
Round Table Discussions: Round table discussions should include 6 speakers and 1 moderator. Each paper should last for 10 minutes with a further 30 minutes for questions and discussion. Proposers should submit (1) round table title, (2) rationale for round table (3) biography for each participant (4) institutional affiliation and address for each participant, (5) AV requirements.
Workshops: Workshops last 90 minutes. Proposers should submit (1) workshop title, (2) rationale for workshop (3) biography (4) institutional affiliation and address (if relevant) (5) AV requirements
E-mail proposals to email@example.com or post them to:
Lesbian Lives XIV: Lesbian Existence and the Lesbian Continuum
Women's Education Research and Resource Centre (WERRC),
School of Social Justice,
Hannah Sheehy Skeffington Building,
University College Dublin, Dublin 4, Ireland.
For further information see our website at www.ucd.ie/werrc or telephone +353 1 7168572
The final closing date for the submission of proposals is Friday May 11th 2007
Dr. Mary McAuliffe
Women's Education, Research and Resource Centre(WERRC)
School of Social Justice,
Hannah Sheehy-Skeffington Building,
University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin 4
Tel: +353 1 7168572
Fax: +353-1-7161195 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit the website at http://www.ucd.ie/werrc
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